CALEB STONE, brother of the Hon. William J. Stone, was born September 29, 1826, in Lyon County, Ky. He is the eldest of the two sons and was his father's main assistance in opening a new farm from the raw prairie. He remained with his father until twenty-three years old, when in July, 1849, he married Lucy Cruce of Crittenden County, Ky., and in a year and a half bought 250 acres of land in the woods, where his now magnificent farm is located. He now owns 470 acres of fertile land in the celebrated Fredonia Valley, 300 acres of which are under cultivation. He has built a large residence, fitted with every convenience; has a carefully selected orchard of choice varieties of fruits, and in farming raises corn, wheat, tobacco, hay in large quantities, aside from many other varieties of grain. He makes a specialty of raising fine stock; has the premium short-horn bull of western Kentucky, valued at $800, and a picture of which was on exhibition at the New Orleans World's Fair of 1885; he also makes a specialty of the Poland China hogs of which he has many fine specimens. With the exception of about $1,000, Mr. Stone, with the assistance of his frugal wife, has made his large property by indefatigable industry, good management and keen trading. As a citizen no one holds a more respected place in the public esteem than Mr. Stone, and in personal bearing he is genial and cordial. Mr. and Mrs. Stone were blessed with two children: Sarah J. deceased; and George, who owns a good farm of his own, but with his wife Susan (Grace) Stone and their little son, Rubie, are living with his parents on the homestead.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 865.